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to see riots appeal against that city get prison time is adjourned until next week after one of the russian punk band with a new lawyer. georgians count the ballots for a new move out of parliament while scandals from president saakashvili is reading. the u.k. admits to political benefits to plans for secret pools without voiding complicity in torture charges the medicare. international news and comment live from moscow this is r.c. with me you national guard hello and welcome to the program russian punk band pussy
riot have appeared in court appeared in court in moscow to appeal against their prison term the three were sentenced to two years in jail in august for inciting religious hatred during a political protest at russia's main cathedral the verdict sparked controversy in the country and abroad and his r.t. is from thomas with the details of the hearing. court has wrapped up for the day and this is coming after you got that you know somewhat so you have it's the oldest of the three women requested a new lawyer and the court has granted that request which means she needs time to prepare the appropriate documents in the papers in order to let this specific hearing go through a new court date has been set for that hearing that is october tenth now again today many people here to see inside the courtroom it was packed in fact it spilled out into the corridors of the courtroom so that people could watch on television to see what was happening inside the courtroom outside the courthouse itself and many more people both pro and against suppose he rioted coming to let their voices be
heard showing that this case specifically still has wait a minute still resonates inside russia a little bit about the details on february twenty first pussy riot performed what they called a punk prayer at christ the savior cathedral in central moscow they were arrested in march a trial during the summer and then in mid august they were sentenced to two years and this is part of the appeals process today which has now been delayed until october tenth well certainly this incident has sparked a lot of international attention support for the group of media frenzy as well as calls for leniency for the group major artists like bjork of madonna and the red hot chili peppers have called for the government to be lenient as well as other western governments have said that they need to find a punishment that is more fitting to the crime of what they say is more fitting to the crime there's also been many copycat incidents around russia as well as in other countries as well in ukraine one woman took a chainsaw to
a crucifix and destroyed it in cologne germany in a cathedral there three people got up in the middle of a service and had a protest there they were arrested at their trial starts this week as well in russia this country is very divided about the subject as seen here today this country is a very religious country and many people were offended by what happened in. the country's main church now prime minister medvedev has said that he doesn't see any reason for this group to spend any more time in jail that the time that they have served is already punishment enough for the crime but president putin has said that he is completely staying out of this he does not want to interfere at all. georgians are heading to the polls and what is billed as a landmark parliamentary vote for the country president saakashvili is reading party faces a tough challenge from the united opposition with his campaign hit by allegations of corruption on the prison abuse scandal he's an exterior chef get reports now from tbilisi. fourteen parties running in this election but the main battle is
understood to be between the party of the president the ruling party of the united national movement and the businessman whose fortune makes up almost half of the country's budget a mystery ivanishvili his party a georgian dream it's actually in fact an alliance of six opposition parties on saturday the country saw the biggest political rally in its more than history with two hundred thousand people protesting in the streets and definitely this adds a lot of spice to this election the importance of this election is that. when he steps down next year the parliament of the majority parliament will be able to elect the prime minister who according to you amendments in the constitution will have almost the same powers as the president so definitely the party which wins this election will have the future of georgia in its hands right now the service suggests that the ruling party is in a slight lead but still the opposition still has a very good chance to be victorious in this election as this election seems to be
pretty much unpredictable given the latest twist of events in georgia with the political campaign the election campaign ahead of this vote has been very very turbulent first the businessman mr manish really announces his participation in the election and he is then being stripped of the georgian citizenship fined for about ninety million dollars for as it was alleged using dirty techniques in winning the electorate then in september the footage of prison torture and abuse was released in georgia which caused massive outrage in a country with hundreds of thousands hitting the streets in a thing which troubles opposition and many in georgia the most is the allegations by the opposition that the country is gradually emerging into a police state with the torch in prisons with the ruling party with the government suppressing any kind of opposition on television and the judicial system also being very much under the thumb of the current president and his party. a former ally of
saakashvili. once described saakashvili as a new york bolshevik ruler and that his country is getting more authoritarian so there's definitely promises to be a very tight race we will certainly be bringing all the latest exit poll results as they come out later during the day and a massive press has fallen georgia's prison abuse scandal many refused to buy president saakashvili is promises of transparency and democracy. is can offer for sound what's behind the country's image. brand new boutiques banks restaurants and a western style facelift in general is definitely something georgian authorities can be proud of glass was in police stations and many other new government buildings aimed at creating an image welcome we transferred state system but is it merely an image the reason for it of alleged torture and sexual abuse of inmates in prisons has shocked the georgian public many are comparing it to cases from guantanamo
except it contains suspected terrorists and these are ordinary georgian inmates. you were the former senior staff member of one of the prisons who leaks just orange claims president saakashvili is perfectly aware of the torture thousands took to the streets in protest demanding the arrest and prosecution of all those responsible while a burning bloom has become a symbol of the opposition since this is what the authorities are accused of using for torture in some of the videos this will not be tolerated opposition activists claims over six hundred people have been tortured in prisons nationwide many died he says are to move our goal is to make sure the election is without provocations and the people who committed these crimes are punished especially mikhail saakashvili duchy was arrested by traffic police the day after we met. surely for resisting years he was given ten days in prison meanwhile to save face president
saakashvili was busy sacking the police chief arresting all the officers shown in the video footage and substituting the staff in all prisons with the police but both his and the ruling parties readings still dropped when you reach twenty percent. of a large portion of the government supporters used to come from civil servants many of them resigning and crossing over to the opposition with an average salary around four hundred us dollars a month poverty is another issue sparking public disapproval in shiny new buildings can't hide the. change is going to happen fast the question is how bad the georgians want them to scan of the. london plans to set up a new system of secret courts has been rejected by one passing the coalition the liberal democrats but it might still see the light of day of day i should say documents show the government of the missing secret hearings would allow the u.k.
to defend itself from such allegations as being complicit in torturing detainees abroad laura smith looks at the motion tails flipping charges of complicity in the bud that's what the u.k. government admits it's trying to do with its plans for secret courts ministers have argued that more secret courts the need is to protect sensitive information and the workings of security agencies but in documents seen by the guardian newspaper the government acknowledges it would benefit politically able to defend itself from allegations like complicity and torture without the details ever becoming public to have been a number of cases where the government has government lawyers have tried to shut down court hearings and have been heard in private it has transpired through the judicial process that what they were really trying to cover out was a lot of government. embarrassment about wrongdoing in the media agencies these
proposals if they are passed will sweep away hundreds of years of british tradition the proposals follow a law suit brought by binyam mohamed who was held in guantanamo and all the british government was complicit in his rendition and torture mohammed won the case to the deep end of the government and now they're trying to change the north so that government often a party in these matters would decide if the case should be heard in secret it wouldn't just be kept from the public if the proposals go ahead neither the defendant nor the defendants legal team would be able to hear the evidence against the human rights lawyers are concerned it would trample on the principle of a fair trial in effect a large chunk and presumably a very important chunk of the case you're trying to behalf your client you're going to be. they're going to be behind closed doors closed sessions that you're not
allowed access to so if there is an inherent on furnace there is a huge scope for. future miscarriages of justice evidence and i thought even m i six knew that britons were being tortured in guantanamo m i six helping to deliver libyan dissidents into the hands of gadhafi secret police critics say that's the kind of information the bill is designed to suppress so beg who was held and here alleges tortured in bag and guantanamo has a special interest in making sure there are no more secrets remember the discussions that were taking place at the time it was very odd former prisoners on one side sixteen of us and a whole bunch of government officials on the other side having a discussion negotiating a settlement we would have been able to do that basically we would have been able to certainly try to take the government to court but we would have to do it with our hands tied behind the bat. even the government admits that black and asian
muslim men will be disproportionately affected as it stay who are most often involved in cases where sensitive information is being considered and still the bill rolls on the plans for so-called secret justice are proven so deeply controversial that they've been delayed but like a bad penny they keep turning up and every time they do it gives human rights groups are not the opportunity to weigh a proposed legislation they say goes against one of the founding principles of the british legal system not only that justice is done but that it seemed to be done laura smith r.t. london. and coming up on r.t. for you calling for an end to the rule of brussels thousands of walk out onto the streets of paris to demand and mend tough austerity that's plaguing. us and much more ahead for you after the break to stay with us.
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before. welcome back here with r.t. coming to live from moscow tons of thousands have rallied on japan's southern island of okinawa against the deployment of osprey planes at an american base there they demonstrators say they cross safety record is not up to standard following its series of crashes in the past but six osprey planes have already been transferred to the base near the densely populated city of ghana one protesters are also calling for the facility to be shut down and for some insight into this let's now talk peace campaign and human rights activist ryan does ride welcome to the program so despite crushers in morocco and florida earlier this year and
a forced landing in north carolina tokyo gave the green light to the plane so that's a visit last month by u.s. defense secretary leon panetta who said washington is confident in the. tokyo blindly following american wishes that. i think americans time this perfectly they came at a time when there was all this unrest and protests from china against japan about these islands and they placed him down in iraq you know and they're leaving from iraq which didn't want these things either anytime the u.s. brings his toys even temporarily they never seem to leave they have been negotiations for a long time and when the d.p. came in the power they ran on the position that they were going to reduce close bases and reduce the size of bases and none of it's ever happened but washington always finds a perfect time to come and sell their hardware or to come play around with their new toys people have been protesting against the existence of the american military
base in okinawa for twenty ten even the governor of the province rallied against it how likely is it that japan will listen to the people's concerns and that they base down well they had a deal to at least remove eight thousand. now it's. being part of america actually and that was back in two thousand and six but the americans wanted a billion dollars to do it went from six billion to eight billion and yet it's never happened even with that price tag they can now and still are willing to do it doesn't want and no one else in japan wants them these bases cause a lot of problems not only for safety even noise issues and a lot of conflicts with the servicemen themselves in the local areas but the u.s. isn't going to budge in that position they've been dragging their feet now for six years so i think it's highly unlikely bases will close when they can even relocate eight thousand troops what's left of these they so on the island.
well nobody wants any of their bases there but for them to be bringing these in the twenty two osprey from boeing is very dangerous a crash just recently is june in florida that could fall on someone's head that's not an exaggeration as these thing they're a hybrid helicopter airplane and they haven't got the bugs out of them they're almost as bad as the f. twenty two or the f. thirty five and they don't work they're very expensive and they're very dangerous and the impact is not just that it's that the people and not feel like they're being ignored again and so that when you see tens of thousands of japanese people protesting that's a lot of anger it takes a lot in the culture here to get people out in the street to protest you really see any protests against china over a view in tokyo a few hundred people peaceful but they're going bananas about this because they're
always being ignored. the u.s. has been trusting the importance of boosting its influence in the pacific time its goals that. well of course the u.s. israel goal they always say they're building up a presence because of north korea and maybe part of that is true but i think a lot of it's about and circling china as well and more so just spending money for the sake of it. there are more than fifty thousand u.s. servicemen in japan alone with more in south korea as well so how is washington planning to effectively dominate the region. well it's like world war two never ended and there's still bases in germany as well there are necessary the residents don't want them but this is u.s. geopolitics they are never somewhere temporarily once the u.s. comes somewhere with the one exception is saudi arabia and they put a base they never ever leave. the peace complain and human rights activist run
thank you very much indeed for time. thank you. sir have swarmed the streets of paris to call for an end to topple so risky measures and take decision making bank from the homes of brussels present all around a very old thirty seven billion euros worth of constant touch hikes in his balanced budget but people are most angry of the proposed fiscal pact which would see over spending nations penalized by the e.u. it was championed by german chancellor angela merkel and former president nicolas sarkozy. and don't forget you can always log on to our she's a website or you tube if you missed any of our stories and here's a little what's lined up for you there right now the power of nature in full view the full support of food blogs its way towards tokyo so why shouldn't foreign aussies you tube channel. plus wedlock around the clock couples in the u.k.
can now get hitched any time for more details on. time now if a business was not on spain's debt seems to be mounting doesn't it well that's right it's expected to reach about ninety percent of the g.d.p. more than just a moment first let's check out the equity markets banking stocks drive european equities higher this hour about after the stress tests show that the spanish banking system needs a lower than expected capitalization but spain's economic health is still a concern its debt will continue to rise next year piling pressure on the state that's been struggling to cut spending the nation's debt will reach eighty five percent of the g.d.p. this here and as much as ninety one percent and twenty thirteen that's almost three times more than before the burst of the property bubble in two thousand and eight when the analysts believe it's only a matter of time before spain requests a bailout now on the currency markets the euro is actually strengthening to the
u.s. dollar reversing the. the rule is a lower to the euro but is higher to the u.s. dollars you can see when it comes to the russian equities bulls are running the show this hour the r.g.s. is gaining more than one percent is very bank is also gaining on the news that it has finalized its three billion euro takeover of turkey's debt his bank it ranks among the top ten in turkey the cash will help them as banks parent company dick c.l. lowered its debts was very banks the second largest deal this year after it bought australia's bolts bank international. and that's all latest from the business desk see you back here in less than an hour and as i should thank you very much for that one shortly with the extreme conditions of violence and injustice in nigeria's oil fields.
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really see a lot just gone. inside you do your research this is and this was made by the president not an assistant not a minister president of the for the republican idea let this through. that is what we have. port harcourt three million inhabitants the principal city of the delta and growing exponentially it's country it's like the nigerians who work on the platforms often live here whenever a show. were in the car of patrick who we met on the f.p.s. . he's head of the control room a major post two weeks at sea two weeks ashore he suggested that we stop to visit his home just now patrick is off to fetch his children from school.
normally. gone out for a drive but you don't know it's difficult for you to trust somebody here because it was a lot of stories there but. the boys are employed. or drive your house needs they. could not. offer a struct in one of the school everyone tries to parks close a possible maximum security cause even drive into the playground patrick actually goes into each classroom to fetch his three children one by one initially when he started it was that it was the it was the spotted that he could not take it but after these no more the spotted about fire and how. they shone and had an exclusive. on all a that's so you'll have to.